Steven Hayes

September 14, 2010 by staff 

Steven Hayes, In the afternoon the second day of trial Steven Hayes in brutal home invasion in Cheshire, the jury has lost another member of the jury.

The jury said he is having trouble remembering the evidence because it is diorganized, adding that he is confused by the state’s case and the lack of preparation.

The state moved to dimiss the juror and the judge agreed, but asked that an interjection extraordinary development in any case and said he was concerned about the pollution of the cancellation of the jury trial and possible.

Four jurors have left the case since it began Monday. The new composition of seven women and five men.

The jury made its report on the case the day the sole survivor of the brutal home invasion that left three dead women took the stand and gave emotional testimony.

Dr. William Petit had been saying, in chilling detail the story of the ordeal he and his family went through on July 22 and 23, 2007, 300 Sorghum Mill Drive in Cheshire.

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky are accused of beating Dr. Petit and the rape and murder of his wife of 22 years, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and kill her two daughters, Micaela, 11, and Hayley, 17.

Dr. Petit began with the family to dinner the night of July 22 and is what the jury through the events that continue for hours until his wife and daughters died in the house and found Dr. Petit can not be beaten at the entrance.

In addition to its history, which also shed light on who the three women were brutally murdered as in life.

Michaela was one of the Girl Scouts who took piano and flute. Hayley attended Miss Porter’s School and was accepted at Dartmouth. Jennifer, a registered nurse, had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998.

Hayes and Komisarjevsky, who is awaiting trial, have tried to blame others for escalating crime. Both defendants had offered to plead guilty in exchange for life imprisonment, but prosecutors pressed for death penalty trials, defense lawyers have said.

Authorities say a chance meeting at a local supermarket led to the home invasion in July 2007.

Komisarjevsky saw Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters in the store and followed her home and returned later with Hayes, authorities said.

Authorities say Hayes and Komisarjevsky, two burglars on parole, broke into the house, tied Dr. William Petit and beat him before taking his family hostage and force his wife to withdraw money from a bank.

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